Star of "The Wire" and "John Wick" Lance Reddick passes away at age 60

Star of “The Wire” and “John Wick” Lance Reddick passes away at age 60

Lance Reddick, who played in prominent TV shows such as “The Wire,” “Fringe,” and “Bosch,” as well as films such as the “John Wick” trilogy, which is slated to premiere “John Wick: Chapter 4” next week, died of natural causes Friday morning, Variety verified with his representatives. He was 60.
According to TMZ, who broke the story first, he was discovered dead at his Studio City home in Los Angeles on Friday morning.

In “John Wick: Chapter 4,” which will be released in cinemas on March 24, Reddick reprises his role as Charon, the concierge at the Continental Hotel in New York City who appears in all four films. Charon collaborated with Keanu Reeves’ unretired hitman, most notably watching after John’s new puppy in the second film and participating in on the gun-toting action in the third. In addition, Reddick was set to feature in the planned “Ballerina” spinoff, which would star Ana de Armas.
Reddick, who was born in Baltimore on June 7, 1962, is most known for his portrayals of tough police officers and other men of power. He studied music composition and graduated from the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Music. He relocated to Boston in the 1980s and graduated from Yale in 1994 with a Master of Fine Arts. In Season 4 of HBO’s prison drama “Oz,” in 2000, he had his first significant TV role. He portrayed Detective Johnny Basil, an undercover detective who seeks to stop the drug trade but gradually gets addicted himself and kills a corrupt cop by shoving him down an elevator shaft. Basil is stabbed to death by Clayton Hughes, played by Seth Gilliam.
In 2002, HBO cast him as one of the stars on “The Wire,” Baltimore police lieutenant Cedric Daniels. He had earlier auditioned for the parts of Bubbles (which went to Andre Royo) and William “Bunk” Moreland (which went to William “Bunk” Moreland) (Wendell Pierce). Daniels oversaw the drugs branch and gradually progressed through its ranks over the course of the show’s five seasons, regularly clashing with his superiors. In the series conclusion, he resigned as commissioner and went to work as a criminal defence lawyer.
When “The Wire” finished in 2008, Reddick joined “Fringe” the following year as Phillip Broyles, a Homeland Security special agent in charge of the Fringe section. Cases involving fringe science, pseudoscience, and alternative timelines were studied by the organisation. He was cast as yet another police commander in 2014, this time on Amazon’s “Bosch” series, which concluded in 2021. He was nominated for a Saturn Award for his portrayal as deputy chief Irvin Irving, after receiving two nods for “Fringe.”
Reddick most recently portrayed Albert Wesker in Netflix’s short-lived series “Resident Evil,” an adaptation of the iconic zombie video game. He also contributed to Season 2 of Amazon’s “The Tale of Vox Machina,” which premiered in January. His other credits include portraying the antagonist Sylens in two famous PlayStation games, “Horizon: Zero Dawn” and “Horizon: Forbidden West,” both of which were published last year, as well as Commander Zavala in the long-running “Destiny” series.
Reddick was cast as Zeus, the Greek deity, in Disney+’s highly anticipated “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series, which is based on Rick Riordan’s famous preteen novels. Other forthcoming roles include Hulu’s version of “White Guys Can’t Jump,” which will be released on May 19, Danny DeVito’s “St. Sebastian,” Netflix’s Shirley Chisholm biopic “Shirley,” Showtime’s “The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial,” and the space thriller “Apteros.”
He also starred on “Lost,” “CSI: Miami,” “American Horror Story: Coven,” “The Blacklist,” “One Night in Miami,” “Angel Has Fallen,” and “Godzilla vs. Kong” over his almost 30-year career.
Reddick’s wife, Stephanie Reddick, and daughters Yvonne Nicole Reddick and Christopher Reddick survive him. Contributions may be donated to his hometown’s

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